• A handsome Indian evergreen tree often planted as an ornamental for its fragrant white flowers that yield a perfume; source of very heavy hardwood used for railroad ties. In olden time, the very hard timber was used for making lances.
  • The leaves are applied to the head in the form of a poultice for severe colds
  • Oil from the seeds is used for sores, scabies, wounds, and rheumatism The root of this herb is often used as an antidote for snake poison
  • The dried flowers are used for bleeding hemorrhoids and dysentery with mucus
  • Fresh flowers are also prescribed for excessive thirst, excessive perspiration, cough, and for indigestion